Guitar price guide

Seeker
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Guitar price guide

Post by Seeker » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:29 pm

I have a guitar that I am trying to obtain a ballpark pricing for but have not been able to find much if any current data. Is anyone able to point me in a direction?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Guitar price guide

Post by Yvon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:38 pm

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Re: Guitar price guide

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:50 pm

Well start by letting us know the make and model, if available - somebody may well have something like it. If is a current model then google it and you will see plenty of examples, if its an old instrument not made anymore then it gets much trickier, unless it is a well known builder. If its really obscure, it may mean taking it to a specialist store or dealer for valuation.
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Re: Guitar price guide

Post by Lovemyguitar » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:52 pm

You could post a detailed description of the guitar on this forum in the following section (link below), which is specifically for enquiries of this sort. You never know, someone else around here may know more about it and be able to give you some advice.

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Re: Guitar price guide

Post by Seeker » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:51 am

Thank you both. I will start here and see where that takes me.

'95 Takamine Hirade K5. I'm not sure how much more detail would be needed to see what anyone knows about this guitar to get a discussion started. Thank you both.

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Re: Guitar price guide

Post by Lovemyguitar » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:56 pm

Since nobody else is responding, a quick google search (which you have probably done, too) reveals that your guitar has a solid cedar top and laminated koa back and sides, and that reverb had one for sale for around $600 (same year, too.). Basically, it's a fairly standard mid-range classical -- many of those on the market by various brands, and not bad, but nothing special (and, with guitars in that price/quality range, some are better than others, as far as sound goes, by the luck of the draw). The koa is an oddity (and probably looks nice), but since it is laminate, it likely won't have any impact on the tone of the guitar.

A brand new classical guitar of solid-top and laminated back and sides (any brand) of comparable quality would likely be in the $600 range (give or take a couple hundred depending on various factors -- something like an exotic wood like koa may put it at the higher end), and resale value is usually about 50% of new, even for excellent condition (since the supply of classical guitars vastly exceeds the demand).

Best of luck.

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Re: Guitar price guide

Post by fast eddie » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:10 am

I am with Vvon's advice above. Another place is Reverb.com. Search for classical guitars. I believe that there are more listings here than e - b a y.
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